Léa Seydoux: “Playing is always intimidating”

INTERVIEW – On the poster for Arnaud Desplechin’s very theatrical new film, Deception, the actress confides her desire to go on stage.

Léa Seydoux meets in a Parisian café. We do not know if she hopes that the hubbub will make the interview inaudible. The actress enjoys asking reporters questions (like “And you, you liked it Annette ? “). We don’t know if this is a way to dodge ours. We don’t know much except that Léa Seydoux goes from James Bond to Arnaud Desplechin with apparent ease.

LE FIGARO.- Arnaud Desplechin wrote Deception for you. And he specifies: “With this character, she talks about herself”

Léa Seydoux. – We always talk about ourselves through our roles. The remark is valid for him. Arnaud Desplechin also talks about him through his films. In my case, even when it’s a compositional role, you have to bring it back to yourself and put something personal in it.

What is there about you in your character, “the English lover”?

It is sometimes difficult to put words on it. Already my voice and my body are engaged. But it’s more interesting to know how my character resonates…

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